Clover seed-Ladino clover seed midge

Dasineura gentneri

Pest description and crop damage Small, mosquito-like insects that attack white and alsike clovers. Salmon-pink maggots develop in the seed pod and prevent formation of alsike and Ladino seed.

Management-cultural control

Clipping blossoms when the first brood of midges emerges appears to help prevent damage to later blossoms.

Management-chemical control

No labeled insecticides are effective.